James Paddock is the author of ten mystery and suspense novels, an inspirational novella and an anthology of thirteen of his best short stories. Born and raised in the Big Sky Country of Montana, he now resides in West-Central Florida with his wife, Penny. Readers may learn more about him and his work, visit his blog or correspond with him on his website at www.desertbookshelf.com.
The Devlin Deception, the Review
The Devlin Deception: An Anti-Political Absurdist Thriller This past June (2016), near the end of our trip down the Florida East Coast and then over and up the Gulf Coast, my wife and I were trying to figure out how to pay for parking as we were getting ready to go out shelling on Barefoot Beach ...
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DRIVEN BY DEATH is on Kindle Scout
Will DRIVEN BY DEATH get published by Kindle Press? And what is this Kindle Scout business? I’m sure many of you have seen Amazon’s new venture, inviting authors to present their new, never-before-published books of at least 50,000 words so that the reading public can vote as to whether it is worthy of being accepted ...
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Hot Roast Beef on Audio, Warm and Inspirational
A Yummy Story Inspirational and heart-warming–Narrated by the wonderful Voice Actor, Hollie Jackson–Hot Roast Beef with Mustard will leave you full of hope and promise, with the courage to step out and change your life or be glad with the changes you have made. Whichever the case, you will know that the power is within you ...
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Smilodon (Sabre-Toothed Cat Trilogy, Volume 1)
Welcome to the world of the sabre-toothed cat… Imagine recreating the saber-toothed cat for fun? The possibility sounds exciting, but the reality could be nightmarish. Within these pages you are drawn into in a world where man becomes the hunted. It is fast-paced fiction where cats change the rules and people run for their lives. ...
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First Breath… a story that will leave you breathless
Who are they, these Indie Authors of the world; specifically, who are they who write fiction… the story tellers? With simple words on paper they manage to create entirely new worlds into which readers can escape to discover great friends, unbeatable heroes and fantastic lovers, where another entire parallel universe comes alive. What is it ...
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Steel Walls and Dirt Drops Where the APES go to play
Alan Black – author, writer and publisher Alan Black is a #1 bestselling author on Amazon and Kindle for Metal Boxes, a young adult, science fiction, military, action adventure. But don’t pigeon-hole him based on that. In his words, “My writing tastes are as eclectic as my reading preferences.” I first ran on to Alan ...
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Chewing Rocks! What a Great Title for this Sci-Fi
I first ran on to Alan Black on Facebook with titles like “Granite Heart”, “Friendship Stone” and “Heaviest Rock.” There seemed to be a theme and they looked interesting, taking place in the 1920 Ozark Mountains with a wonderful sounding character, LillieBeth Hazkit; still, I wasn’t compelled to give them a try. Then I spotted “Chewing Rocks“…
…a story that although related in title, was totally out of this worl
Genome… Is there power in the Afterlife?
I have to say that Gary Henson tells one hell of a story. On the surface ‘”Genome” was a plain and simple fun read with plenty of ghost action thrown in. I suspected early on who the killer was, however, I changed my mind several times as the plot progressed. Gary just kept me guessing, which ...
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The Man With the Blue Hat left me with visions of King and Koontz
I have to say after encountering Potocki’s scene with the shrunken head I had the need to run to the refrigerator to find something to kill the taste in my mouth. Wow! The Man with the Blue Hat was a full, wrap around sensory overload; taste, smell, feel, the whole gambit. She had a way to ...
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Say You’ll Haunt Me… Is everyone a little bit crazy or insane?
Penny Childs’ novel Say You’ll Haunt Me opens with a bone chilling, death defying rescue by vacationing FBI agent Jason Mackenzie in an icy Michigan river. Samantha O’Connell was assumed to be committing suicide, but a gut feeling, or was it a voice in Jason’s head, tells him that the assumptions may not be true, ...
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